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|Necromancy [[[SRD:Evil Effect|Evil]]]|
|Level:||Clr 5, Sor/Wiz 5|
|Components:||V, S, M|
|Casting time:||10 minutes|
|Range:||0 ft.; see text|
|Saving Throw:||Fortitude negates|
This spell functions like symbol of death, except that each creature within the radius of a symbol of pain instead suffers wracking pains that impose a –4 penalty on attack rolls, skill checks, and ability checks. These effects last for 1 hour after the creature moves farther than 60 feet from the symbol.
Unlike symbol of death, symbol of pain has no hit point limit; once triggered, a symbol of pain simply remains active for 10 minutes per caster level.
Note: Magic traps such as symbol of pain are hard to detect and disable. A rogue (only) can use the Search skill to find a symbol of pain and Disable Device to thwart it. The DC in each case is 25 + spell level, or 30 for symbol of pain.
Material Component: Mercury and phosphorus, plus powdered diamond and opal with a total value of at least 1,000 gp.